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[movies]Justin Cammy 14dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Justin Cammy, Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature at Smith College spoke about his background, his scholarly work, and the place of Yiddish inside and outside of the academy. The interview began with Cammy describing his childhood in Ottawa and his family background. He attended public school and had Jewish supplemental education (Ottawa Modern Jewish School, at which his father was the principal)...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Literature; Education; Israel; Politics; Profession; Family History and Stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Teaching; Yiddish Learning; Yiddish Revival and Activism; Other Jewish Languages; Career
Downloads: 142
[movies]Lyber Katz 29nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Lyber Katz is the grandfather of Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 fellow at the Yiddish Book Center. Lyber moved from New York City to Moscow at age 4½ and lived there for ten years. He commented on the exceptional education he received there and the climate of anti-anti-Semitism he encountered - that is, anti-Semitism was strictly punished. He spoke about visiting cousins in a shtetl in Tolochin, Belarus, and what life was like there...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Freiheit; Communism; Russia; Ukraine; Poetry; Pogroms; Europe Pre-WWII; Immigration; Politics; Family History and Stories; Yiddish Language; Migration and Place; Political Movements; Shtetl; Anti-Semitism; Belarus
Downloads: 120
[movies]Lili Bermant 10nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, who most recently lived in Amherst, Massachusetts. This was her second interview with the Wexler Oral History Project. In the first interview, Lili talked mostly about her early years: growing up in Belgium and her escape to the United States via France, Spain, and Cuba. This second interview started with her move to the United States in December 1945...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; United States; Canada; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 97
[movies]Jack Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Jack Apfelbaum was interviewed by Sandra Rubin on December 2, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Education; Scholarship; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Travel; United States; Western Europe; Jack Apfelbaum; Germany; Hamburg; India; Egypt; Santa Fe; Engineer; Engineering; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 32
[movies]Natalie Bornstein 13Jan2011 Yiddish Book Center
Natalie Bornstein, a freshman at Smith College, is a student in the Yiddish Book Centerâs January term classes in Yiddish language and culture. She grew up in Auburn, Maine, where her parents are both from as well. Her father is Jewish and her mother is Catholic/French-Canadian. Natalie considers herself Jewish even though some of her Jewish friends may not consider her to be so. Natalie attended a Jewish pre-school and then went to public school in Maine...
Keywords: Favorite Yiddish word; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; United States; Canada; Youth group; Education; Roots/heritage; January Term; Auburn Maine; Smith College; Bat Mitzvah; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 65
[movies]Randi Silnutzer 5October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Randi Silnutzer, Director of Operations at the National Yiddish Book Center, begins by providing a capsule history of her family background. Both Randiâs mother and father were from Philadelphia. Her father was not raised religious and lived in a non-Jewish neighborhood, though her mother had a different experience: Randiâs maternal grandmother was a Gratz College graduate learned in Hebrew. Randi recalls her grandmotherâs recitations of the bible in its original language, saying that these b...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Other Jewish languages; Education; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Philadelphia; cherry hill NJ; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Eva Apfelbaum 2December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Eva Apfelbaum was interviewed on December 2, 2011 by Sara Israel at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Visual Arts; Holocaust; Education; Family traditions; Western Europe; United States; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Immigration; Migration; Eva Apfelbaum; France; Germany; Environment; India; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 23
[movies]Christa Whitney 12oct2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
The interview was lovely. First Christa talked about where she grew up in the Bay Area in California and then she talked about her family background. She talked about being raised in a half-Catholic, half-atheist home and about her mother's Lithuanian and Irish heritage. She talked about going to Church as a young child but then eventually sort of drifting from religion as she no longer felt like a believer...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Dance; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Travel; Smith College; Justin Cammy; oral history
Downloads: 153
[movies]Nancy Sherman 13October2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Rachel)
Nancy Sherman was interviewed on October 13, 2010 at the Yiddish Book Center. Nancy Sherman’s interview begins with a brief overview of her family’s history. As Nancy shares details of her maternal family’s arrival in the United States, she describes the success story of her great-grandmother who began as a worker in a sweatshop and eventually became an interior designer. Nancy then describes her life at the border of Queens and Long Island in New York...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Food and culinary traditions; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Literature; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Travel; Kiev; Amherst; Brother's ashkenazi; Anna Margolin; Kadia Molodovsky; Leonard Bernstein; Aaron Lansky; Itzik Manger; Sholem Aleichem; Hadassah; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 46
[movies]Theodore Steinberg 16Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
Theodore Steinberg, Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Fredonia, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 16, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Theodore Steinberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 16, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish Word; Family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Literature; Poetry; Career and professional life; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; United States; Canada; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Rural; Fredonia; Dunkirk; New York; Baltimore; Mendele Moykher Sforim; Spenser; Temple Beth E (Dunkirk; NY); 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; Orthodox; Iliad; Latin
Downloads: 14
[movies]Norman Feinberg 28october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Norman Feinberg, retired college professor of music at Mercy College, is the youngest son of the late Leon Feinberg, Yiddish poet, author of many books, and regional editor for the Yiddish paper Der Tog. Norman recounts how his father came to the United States, first at age 14, alone, to follow his father, and the second time after graduating from Moscow University, once the family had become disillusioned with Communism...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish personalities; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; immigration migration and place; literature; press/radio; education; religion and ritual; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Russia; New York City; United States and Canada; politics and political movements; Jewish communities; urban; shtetl; Marc Chagall; Albert Einstein; Maurice Schwartz; Itsik Manger; Sholem Ash; Der Tog; Freiheit; children of Yiddish personalities
Downloads: 89
[movies]Efim Chorny 23August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Efim Chorny begins his interview detailing his family heritage. His mother and her family were from Moldova and his father’s family were from Czechoslovakia. Efim grew up in Kishinev. As a child, Efim knew that his parents and grandparents spoke Yiddish, but living in the Soviet Union, he spoke mostly Russian. The first portion of the interview goes over in detail what it meant to be Jewish in Soviet Russia, as Efim describes the ways his grandparents and parents tried to observe holidays...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Music; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Rural; Moldova; communism; socialism; KlezKanada; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 89
[movies]Joel Halpern 4March2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Joel Halpern, professor emeritus of Anthropology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, focused on his childhood and Jewish stories from his career and anthropological field work. His paternal background came from Austro-Hungarian Galicia at the turn of the twentieth century, and his maternal grandparents from Lithuania at the end of the nineteenth century. Both his parents were born and later lived in the New York area...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Family traditions; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Urban; Travel; Gaelic; Bronx; NY; Lekenik; Croatia; Serbia; Alaska; Orasac; Fiddler on the Roof; Communist Party; UMass Amherst; Anthropology
Downloads: 118
[movies]Jacob Schlitt 12dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Jacob Schlitt grew up in New York City and speaks about being raised by his mother, who both gave him a Yiddish education and an understanding of the importance of being aware of social injustices. He fondly remembers his childhood, from learning the Four Questions (Fir Kashes) in Yiddish to winning a watch in Hebrew school after collecting the highest amount of donations for the JNF. Schlitt also discusses his life's work in labor and civil rights...
Keywords: bronx; new york city; public schools; arbetn shule; hebrew school; JNF; menorah; summer camps; socialist; socialism; civil rights; labor union; labor rights; radio; army; JLC; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project; jewish labor committee; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish revival and activism; career and professional life; education; jewish holidays; united states; politics and political movements
Downloads: 54
[movies]August Maymudes 16Jan2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (EliseK)
August Maymudes was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AugustMaymudes16Jan2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date acces...
Keywords: National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Family History and stories; childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; Music; Press/Radio; Career; Professional Life; Education; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics; Political Movements; Transmission; Children; Jewish community Assimilation; Travel; New York City; Brooklyn; Los Angeles; California; Freiheit; Arbeter Ring; Workmen's Circle; Yablan Foundation; Korean War; Communism; Communist party; WWII; Hitler-Stalin Pact
Downloads: 15
[movies]Michael Steinlauf 19december2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center
Michael Steinlauf is an Associate Professor of History at Gratz College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professor Steinlauf is the only child of Polish Holocaust survivors who survived, in hiding, on Polish soil. (Only about 50-70,000 Jews survived on Polish soil.) His parents were both from Warsaw; his mother went to the University of Warsaw and taught history before she went into hiding. His father was in the Warsaw Ghetto through the great deportation, and then went underground...
Keywords: peretz; diaspora nationalism; poland; polish jews; coney island; krakow jewish cultural festival; teaching; academia; advice; family history and stories; childhood; jewish identity; yiddish language; yiddish teaching; yiddish learning; yiddish revival and activism; immigration; place; career and professional life; jewish professions; scholarship; holocaust; world war two; education; israel; eastern europe; united states; politics and political movements; transmission; roots/heritage; anti-semitism; jewish community; urban; shtetl; travel; yiddish book center; national yiddish book center; wexler oral history project
Downloads: 159
[movies]Hershl Paul Glasser 18December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Hershl Paul Glasser was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Paul Glasser Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Washington, D.C, December 18, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Music; Press; Radio; Literature; Scholarship; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Paul Glasser; Arbeter Ring Shule; Workmen's Circle; Orthodox; Mordecai Schaechter; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 71
[movies]David Mazower 28march2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; National Yiddish Book Center; books; Yiddish culture: theatre; Yiddish personalities; Yiddish language; old country; Holocaust; family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish learning; theater; literature; ethnography; scholarship; education; religion and ritual; Israel; Eastern Europe; Feminism; United States; transmission; roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of; urban; shtetl; Kutno; Poland; London; England; Abraham Cahan; Marc Chagall; God of Vengeance; Yiddish Translation; gender
Downloads: 432
[movies]Herman Rotenberg 14May2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
Herman Rotenberg was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 14, 2012 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Herman Rotenberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, May 14, 2012...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; Jewish identity; Coming back to Yiddish stories; Theater; Music; Film; Press/Radio; Literature; Career and professional life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and Ritual; United States; Politics and political movements; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; Urban; Herman Rotenberg; 47th avenue; Hungary; Austrio-Hungary; 50s; 60s; Orthodox; Diamond District; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 20
[movies]Frank London 8August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Frank London’s interview begins with an interesting dive into his familial heritage. Frank weaves through the half finished stories he’s picked up in his lifetime, and deduces that as far as he knows, he’s at least third generation American on both sides of his family. Though little of his family’s geographical history is known to him, Frank tells numerous stories of his family’s reputation as they moved in and around New York City and Connecticut...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Visual Arts; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Travel; Assimilation; NYC; Hankus Netsky; I.L. Peretz; Itzak Manger; Klezmatics; Frank Londons (Klezmer) Brass All-Stars; Klezmer Conservatory Band; New England Conservatory; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 30
[movies]Jonathan Morse 15october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Jonathan, former Major Gifts Officer at the Book Center, discussed his family's background (E. Europe and Austria); his childhood in Long Island, dinners with his grandparents and centrality of family in his life, his lasting friendships from his childhood. He also discussed going to school at University of Vermont, new surroundings, feeling alienated, experiencing distrust from non-Jewish students...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Career and Professional Life; Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; United States; Roots/heritage; Education; Maine; Yiddish Book Center; fundraising; University of Vermont; business
Downloads: 42
[movies]Miriam Bienstock 17nov2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Miriam Bienstock, co-founder of the record label Atlantic Records, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She often frequented the Yiddish theatre, and Yiddishkeyt was an integral part of her childhood experience. Miriam reflects on the difficulties of being a female executive in the 40s and 50s, and tells stories of the celebrities she was friends with over her lifetime. Finally, Miriam shares her observations on how Jewish culture has changed over her lifetime...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Theater; Dance; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Atlantic Records; Elvis Presley; Isadore Duncan
Downloads: 126
[movies]Lili Bermant 26oct2010 Yiddish Book Center
Lili Bermant is an 83-year-old widow from Antwerp, Belgium, currently living in Amherst, Massachusetts. Lili started the interview talking about her upbringing in Belgium before the outbreak of World War II. Both of her parents were Jewish, her mother from a religious family in Poland. Her mother, wanting to get a better education, came to Belgium from Poland. She spoke German and French. Lili's father spoke Flemish and Yiddish, but as Lili said, somehow they made it work...
Keywords: Antwerp; Belgium; Amherst; Massachusetts; Poland; Holocaust; France; Cuba; Jewish Identity; Shomer Haditi; New York; Bar Mitzvah; Diamond Broker; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Latin America; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Travel; Wexler Oral History Project; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center
Downloads: 169
[movies]Sarah Gordon 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sarah Gordon is the lead singer of rock Yiddish band Yiddish Princess. Daughter of renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, she grew up steeped in the Yiddish world of New York City. Sarah has performed and recorded with many of today's leading Klezmer bands, and also writes original Yiddish poetry. Sarah begins her interview detailing her family’s history. She explains that all four of her grandparents lived in Chicago, which was where her parents met, though her mother grew up near Berkley, ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Scholarship; Israel; United States; Music; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Bina Veinreich; Klezmer; Yiddish Princess; Jacob Glatstein; Itzik Manger; Adrienne Cooper; Yiddish Princess; KlezKamp; KlezKanada; YIVO; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 92
[movies]Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
Keywords: Murray Lubin; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Urban; Other Jewish languages; Assimilation; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Roots/heritage; Rozwadow; Poland; Russia; 1917 Revolution; Williamsburg; Lower East Side; 1948; rock candy; Bialystoker Synagogue; Chasidic; Yeshiva; Americanized; Brooklyn Technical High School; Forverts; print; type; linotype; union; typesetting; hot type; cold type
Downloads: 59
[movies]David Schorr 30May2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Schorr, retired forensic engineer, was interviewed by Bina Addes on May 30, 2013 in Amherst, MA. David was born in Philadelphia on April 6, 1931. He is married with four children & eight grandchildren. He has lived in Philadelphia all his life, and now resides in Florida five months a year. He considers himself a self-educated Jew. He studied for his B.S. in Civil Engineering at Drexel University...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family History and stories, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional life, Education, Religion and Ritual, Family traditions, Jewish Holidays, Israel, Yiddish Book Center, Transmission, Jewish community, Travel Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish teaching, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism, Career and Professional Life, Education, Religion and ritual, Family traditions, Jewish holidays, Israel, Transmission, Yiddish Book Center, Jewish community, Travel, Philadelphia, PA, Florida, Gratz College, Beth Chiam Religious school, Florida Atlantic University, 1930s-present, reform orthodox
Downloads: 15
[movies]Albert Berkowitz 13october2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Christa)
Albert Berkowitz was a docent at the Yiddish Book Center for ten years. He began by talking about his family, especially his grandmother (the only of that generation he ever knew) from Rumania. He described how his grandmother came to Staten Island with her children (some by marriage - she had three husbands, all of whom she outlived - and some her own) after selling all of her assets after her third husband died...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Press; Radio; Career and Professional Life; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Urban; Assimilation; Washington; D.C; Classical music; philharmonic; New York City; U.S. Maritime service; docent; English tutor; Tibet; literacy; mamaliga; Ploesti; Rumania; grandmother; kosher; shabbes; chorus; Young at Heart
Downloads: 71
[movies]Sarah Benor 18December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Sarah Benor was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 18, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C.
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Music; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Other languages; Hebrew; Family history; stories about ancestors; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Yiddishkeyt LA; Steiner Summer Program; Columbia University; Stanford University; 1990s; Hasidism; Orthodox; Sarah Bunin Benor; Ladino; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 30
[movies]Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
Keywords: Helen Yelen; Williamsburg; Brooklyn; Brownsville; Spring Valley; Bellerose; Queens; Niagara Falls; Toronto; Israel; Ethel Rosenberg; B'nai Brith; Anti-Defamation League; United Jewish Appeal; Brooklyn Museum; Davenport Theater; Ambassador Movie Theater; The Chocolate Shop; E. J. Korvette; American league Against War and Fascism; Orthodox; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language; Music; Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; United States; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission; Jewish community; Urban; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 62
[movies]David Botwinik 13Decmber2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
David Botwinik was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on December 13, 2011 in Montreal, Canada. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Botwink Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jordan Kutzik, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, December 13, 2011...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Holocaust; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Katsharginski; Bund; tsisho; Jewish Public Library; 1930s; 2000s
Downloads: 65
[movies]David Slucki 16Dec2012 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Chad)
David Slucki, Professor of Jewish Studies at Austraila's Monash University, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2012 at AJS 2012 in Chicago, IL. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Slucki Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, AJS 2012 Chicago, December 16, 2012...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories; childhood; Jewish identity; Yiddish language; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; migration; place; Theater; Music; Literature; Career and professional life; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Jewish community; Melbourne; Sydney; Australia; New York; Sholem Aleichem; Peretz; Sholem Aleichem College; SKIF; Tel Aviv University Summer Program; Late 1800s-present; The Bund; Zionism; anti-Zionism; Yiddishists; Socialism; Secularism; Public history
Downloads: 25
[movies]Lois Graber 28April2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Lois Graber, proud grandmother of 6, spoke about the great importance of transmission of Judaism to her children and grandchildren. She detailed her family background as well as that of her husband, a Holocaust survivor. Lois fondly recalled many stories of her family, including her motherâs familyâs involvement with the Yiddish theater in the Bronx. She especially lights up when recounting tales about her in-laws speaking Yiddish, and her mother in law calling her a treasure...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Soviet Union; United States; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Travel; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Music; Sharon; MA; Bronx; NY; Hadassah; 1950s; 1980s; Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA); Young Women's Hebrew Association (YWHA); Russia; Catskills; Dudu Fisher; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 48
[movies]Israel Bartal 19Dec2011 Yiddish Book Center - yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Professor Israel Bartal was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 19, 2011 at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Washington, D.C. Professor Israel Bartal's interview begins with a detailed description of his lineage, including the story of his family's arrival in Palestine from small, Galician shtetls in southeastern Poland (now western Ukraine). Bartal dives deeply into his childhood, providing an elaborately detailed description of his life growing up in a Yiddish-speaking n...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Family history; stories about ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language; Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Academia; Education; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Jewish community; Shtetl; Hebrew; Yiddish scene; Israel Bartal; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; Tel Aviv; Kibbutz; Socialism; Socialist; Army; Jerusalem; Hebrew University; Six Day War; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 88
[movies]William Robin 18Oct2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Benno)
William Robin was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 18, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: William Robin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Mark Gerstein, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 18, 2011...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Hebrew; Jewish education; Jewish Federation; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; WWII; Orthodox; Reform; William Robin; Providence RI; Brown University; GI Bill; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 24
[movies]Jean Baumgarten 2December2011 - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Professor Jean Baumgarten is the Director of Research at Centre de Recherches Historiques in Paris, France. This interview took place at the Association for Jewish Studies conference in Boston, Massachusetts, in December 2010. Professor Baumgartenâs family traces its origins back to the Alsace region; he comes from a family of horse dealers and leather merchants. His family came to Paris in the 19th Century...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Anti-Semitism; Assimilation; Travel; Alsace; Paris; France; Medem Library; Bodleian Library; Oxford University; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; Alexander Jansky; Leon Poliakov; Jacob Mazor; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 110
[movies]Sruli Dresdner 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sruli Dresdner is a scholar of Klezmer and Hasidic music. He and his wife, Lisa Mayer, have been teaching young people about Jewish music for the last 15 years through classroom visits, summer camps, and Klezmer music festivals. They are based in the New York area. To learn more, visit the Clubhouse. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sruli Dresdner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whi...
Keywords: Holocaust; Roots/heritage; Music; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Career and Professional Life; Religion and ritual; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Chasidic; Belgium; Romania; Galicia; Eleanor Roosevelt; Kristallnacht; Cuba; wedding cake; Satmar; hoysbokher; nigunim; Queens; 1961; Satmar; Belgium; Chasidism; Galicia; Cuba; Sanok stetl; hoysbokher; nigunim; Kew Gardens Queens; Klezmer; Klezkanada; klezkamp; Paul Pincus; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 80
[movies]Michael Winograd 25August2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Michael Winograd was interviewed by Pauline Katz on August 25, 2011 at KlezKanada. Michael begins his interview by briefly describing his family as half Russian and half Polish. Michael explains that his family wanted to become American, and when they arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century they did not speak very much about their life in Europe. It wasn’t until Michael’s paternal great uncle moved to Brooklyn that he received a number of photographs that represented a fa...
Keywords: Michael Winograd; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Family history and stories re. ancestors; United States; Eastern Europe; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Music; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Education; Western Europe; Yiddish revival and activism; Long Island; Camp Ramah; Mickey Katz; Irving Fields; Adrienne cooper; Daniel Kahn; Socalled; KlezKamp; Jenny Romaine; Sid Beckerman; Michael Winograd Trio; Patrick Farrell; Benjy Fox-Rosen; New England Conservatory; Hankus Netsky; KlezKanada; Matt Darriau; Klezmatics; Merlin Shepherd; Budowitz; Brooklyn; Yiddish Princess; Sarah Gordon; heavy metal
Downloads: 70
[movies]Alice Ahart 7November2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Alice Ahart, a retired speech language pathologist, was interviewed by Allie Brudney on November 17, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Alice Ahart grew up in Windsor, Ontario, right across the border from Detroit, where her mother’s extended family lived. Having left Europe after the borders to the United States were closed to Eastern European immigration, her parents settled in Canada and waited to be allowed into the goldene medine (the “Golden Land”)...
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; and place; Film; Press; Radio; Literature; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Rural; Urban; Assimilation; Windsor; Canada; Detroit; I.L. Peretz School; 1940s; 1950s; conservative; social justice; Alice Ahart; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 59
[movies]Adrienne Cooper 28dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Adrienne Cooper, world-renowned Yiddish singer and educator, was interviewed on December 28, 2010 at KlezKamp, in the Catskills of New York. In her interview, Adrienne talks about coming from a long line of singers. Her mother was a Yiddish and Hebrew singer, and she says that Yiddish was in her ear from the time she was born. Adrienne grew up in Oakland, California. She describes her family as “not frum,” although they kept kosher at home, and observed Shabbat...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Theater; Music; Poetry; Ethnography; Career and Professional Life; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 312
[movies]Sophia Wise 21January2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Sophia Wise speaks about her family background. As a child her mother sang Tumbalalaika, which she didn't realize was Yiddish until she took the January term Yiddish course at the Book Center. She speaks about her great-grandfather's Yiddish letters, which she hopes to be able to read. Sophia then goes into detail about growing up as a Jew in Orlando, Florida and her family's involvement in the Jewish community...
Keywords: Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Childhood; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Other Jewish languages; Theater; Music; Holocaust; Religion and ritual; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Food and culinary traditions; Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Orlando; Florida; Tess Wise; Holocaust Memorial Resource Education Center of Florida; USY; Kadima; United Synagogue Youth; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 889
[movies]Harvey Horn 15July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Harvey Horn was interviewed on July 15, 2011 by Hillary Ossip at the Yiddish Book Center. Harvey Horn’s interview begins with a brief overview of his family’s history with details about his maternal grandparent’s immigration from Russia and his paternal family’s move from Poland. Harvey recalls a trip to his paternal grandparent’s home town in Poland; a trip that took them to an abandoned area with only a blue and white door standing in memory of the six thousand Jews that were killed...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Borough Park; Brooklyn; Orthodox; Bragin- shtetl; Pearl Harbor; Army Cadet; fifteenth air force; Goldfish- Silver Boot; 1942; B-17; Prisoner of War (POW); Berga- Concentration camp; Italy; Germany; Harry Truman; PTSD; Shabbat; Passover; socialist; Coney Island; Dalhart; Texas; Family history and stories re. ancestors; World War Two; Childhood; Career and Professional Life; Western Europe; United States; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Shtetl; Travel; Jewish holidays; Jewish Identity; Immigration; Migration; and place; Holocaust; Politics and political movements; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Assimilation; Harvey Horn
Downloads: 49
[movies]Diana Bregman Feld 13September2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Diana Bregman Feld is the daughter of published Yiddish poet, Edith Kaplan Bregman. In this interview, Diana talked quite a bit about her mother, who was born in Telekhany, a shtetl in Belarus. Edith moved to the United States, to New York, with her family when she was thirteen. She read voraciously (Dreiser, Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare, all the Yiddish writers) and began writing poems as a teenager. She went to Palestine in the 1920s to take part in building the Jewish state, and there she met and...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Other Jewish languages; Dance; Music; Press; Literature; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; World War Two; Holocaust; Education; Jewish holidays; Israel; Zionism; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Urban; Shtetl; Telekhany; Belarus; Bronx; Brighton Beach; Brooklyn; Palestine; Israel; Lee; Massachusetts; Berkshires; Boynton Beach; Florida; Sholom Secunda; Zuni Maud; Mordechai Yardeni; Jacob Glatshtein; Avrom Reyzin; Dovid Pinski Yiddishe Shule; Hebrew University; Camp Kinderwelt; Temple Emanuel; Great Neck; NY; Jewish Federation; Jewish National Fund; Yidish Natsionaler Arbeter Farband; Habonim; Poale Zion; Zionist Organization of America; Reform; ybc
Downloads: 72
[movies]David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
Downloads: 106
[movies]Martin Broder 1December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Martin Broder was interviewed on December 1, 2011 by Christa Whitney at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Keywords: Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Yiddish revival and activism; Music; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; United States; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Detroit; Cleveland; Brooklyn; Springfield MA; Chicago; I.J. Singer; Sidor Belarsky; Sholem Aleichem Institute; Workmen's Circle/ Arbeter Ring; Camp Vladeck; Camp Kinderland; late 1940s; 1980s; socialism; Tumbalalayke; Reform; Ultra-orthodox; Orthodox; Martin Broder; Medicine; Cardiology; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 46
[movies]Leo Summergrad 3October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily)
Leo Summergrad is 88 years old and was born in the Bronx to immigrant parents with whom he spoke in Yiddish. Leo's parents were garment workers and his father was a union organizer who would later be blacklisted due to his leftist politics. His family had no radio at home until he was ten so his family and neighbors sang Yiddish songs constantly. Since then Leo has maintained a lifelong love of Yiddish folksongs and has amassed a stunning collection of recordings of 2,300 distinct Yiddish songs ...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Advice; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Press; Radio; Poetry; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; Education; Soviet Union; Politics and political movements; Youth group; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); World War Two; Music; Immigration; Migration; Yiddish speaker; song; singing; Newspapers; Theater; Jewish community; Yiddish Book Center; Jewish education; United States; IWO Shule; Camp Kinderland; Bronx; Leo Summergrad; White Russia; The Freiheit; Der Tog; Garment Industry; 1920s. 1930s; 1950s; New York City; Okinawa; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 47
[movies]Gloria Fein 28October2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Gloria Fein was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik on October 28, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Gloria Fein was born in Munich where her parents, Holocaust Survivors from Lithuania, met after the war. She grew up in Flatbush where she initially attended public school. After having money stolen repeatedly by an older boy, however, her parents decided to enroll her in a yeshiva, even though they were not particularly religious...
Keywords: Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Advice; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish revival and activism; Coming back to Yiddish; Other Jewish languages; Press; Radio; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Jewish professions; Scholarship; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Eastern Europe; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; Newspapers; Yiddish language; Yiddish speaker; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Jewish education; Jewish holidays; Urban; Gloria Fein; Netherlands; Brooklyn; Flatbush; Isaac Bashevis Singer; Strichtung Yiddish; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Hasidism; Buddhism; Modern Orthodox; Forverts; Holland; Amsterdam; Jewish Historical Museum; Spanish; Ladino
Downloads: 30
[movies]Sheila Horvitz 10Nov2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Lily)
Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States...
Keywords: Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Feminism; Yiddish Book Center; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Urban; Advice; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Yiddish revival and activism; Immigration; Migration; Israel; Politics and political movements; Transmission; Roots/heritage; Anti-Semitism; Jewish community; World War Two; Shtetl; Soviet Union; Radio; Martin Luther King; Workmen's Circle; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; Sheila Horvitz; I.L. Peretz School; New York City; Manhattan; Aaron Lansky; Penn Station; Orthodox; Juilus Rosenberg; Ethel Rosenberg; McCarthyism; Bronx; Queens; Massachusetts; Connecticut; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
Downloads: 75
[movies]Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
Keywords: Pauline Katz; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Press; Radio; Literature; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Boston; MA; Somerville; Brookline; Pennsylvania; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; Moishe Katz; Workmen's Circle; Camp Kinderland; Camp Kindering; 1980s-2000s; 1930s-1950s; Communist Party; Civil Rights; Progressive; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 74
[movies]Sara Kruzansky 12June2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Sara Kruzansky, teacher of Jewish History, grew up in Chicago. Her parents, from a shtetl and a village in Poland, met in Warsaw, where they were married before her father moved to the U.S. at age 20 to avoid being drafted into the tsarist Russian army. He participated in the Gaviston movement, a push to move Jewish immigrants to places other than New York City. After a few years in various cities in the Midwest, her father, shoemaker by trade, followed the garment industry to Chicago...
Keywords: Chicago; Poland; Ukraine; Rumania; Russia; Warsaw; New York City; Danbury; CT; Roosevelt; Ben-Gurion; American Jewish Committee?; YIVO; 1930s; 1940s; 1970s; Sara Kruzansky; Advice; Favorite Yiddish word; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish learning; Immigration; Migration; and place; Music; Radio; Press; Literature; Career and Professional Life; Holocaust; World War Two; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Israel; Eastern Europe; United States; Canada; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Shtetl; Assimilation; Travel; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture
Downloads: 37
[movies]Chana Gonshor 14December2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Yoshi)
Chana Gonshor was interviewed by Jordan Kutzik and Anna Gonshor on December 14, 2011 at the Montreal Jewish Public Library. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. Chana Gonshor was born into a poor Jewish home in Warsaw in 1919 and was mostly raised by her grandparents. She attended Bundist and Labor Zionist elementary schools which taught every subject, other than Polish, in Yiddish. She spent much of her formative years in the Bundist Medem Sanatorium and is one of the last two surviving gradu...
Keywords: Yiddish language interview; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Yiddish Book Centehood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish teaching; Yiddish learning; Post-vernacular uses of Yiddish; Immigration; Migration; and place; Other Jewish languages; Visual Arts; Press; Radio; Literature; Poetry; Ethnography; Scholarship; Holocaust; Education; Religion and ritual; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Canada; Politics and political movements; Food and culinary traditions; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Urban; Assimilation; Travel; Family history; stories about ancestors; Yiddish language; Immigration; Migration; Other languages; Scholarship; Academia; Transmission; Jewish community; Tsisho; Yosl Mlotek; Medem Sanatorium; Bund; 1930s; 1940s; 1950s; 1960s; 1970s; 1980s; 1990s; 2000s; 2010s; Warsaw; Montreal; Canada; Halifax
Downloads: 86
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